Awesomely healthy and fulfilling, this Spicy Sweet Potato and Kale Salad is packed with nutrients and both gluten-free and vegan.

I haven’t posted a salad recipe in a long time, so I thought, what better occasion than Veganuary to share with you this awesome warm Spicy sweet Potato and Kale salad?

sweet potato and kale salad on a white plate

This Spicy Sweet Potato and Kale salad is ready in just 15 min and requires only 6 ingredients to make:

  • sweet potato
  • kale
  • sesame seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • shichimi pepper
  • good extra virgin olive oil

The spices and seeds bring this salad to the next level.

I usually go for Japanese shichimi to get that extra spicy kick, but you’ll be totally OK using a pinch of chilli powder or hot paprika.

Smoked sea salt flakes, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds give a nice crunchiness, which contrasts very well with the soft sweet potato.

extravirgin olive oil poured over the salad

There are multiple reasons why I love this Sweet Potato and Kale salad:

  • it’s heart-warming
  • wintery
  • effortlessly easy to make
  • has a great crunchy texture
  • it’s super versatile
  • it’s vegan and gluten-free

When I’m not simply enjoying it on its own, I like to serve this salad with soft-boiled eggs, roasted chicken or grilled fish ( king prawns also work amazingly well), but experiment with what you like.

You can also keep it vegetarian by throwing in some chickpeas or quinoa, or topping it with a poached egg ( my favourite way).

This dish is incredibly simple to make, and I recommend it for anyone looking for a quick, light and fulfilling meal!

sweet potato and kale salad on a white plate

Did you make this recipe?

Please let me know how you liked it! Leave a comment below and share a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #thepetitecook! Looking at your pictures always makes me smile *and super hungry*!

Healthy and fulfilling, this Spicy Sweet Potato and Kale Salad is packed with nutrients, dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan - The perfect warm salad to enjoy on a chilled day. Recipe from The Petite Cook - thepetitecook.com
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Spicy Sweet Potato and Kale Salad

Awesomely healthy and fulfilling, this Spicy Sweet Potato and Kale Salad is packed with nutrients and both gluten-free and vegan.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: dairy-free, gluten-free, kale, quick, salad, vegetarian, winter
Servings: 1
Author: The Petite Cook

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato peleed and cubed
  • 150 gr kale leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp shichimi pepper or chili powder
  • smoked sea salt flakes or regular sea salt
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Arrange the sweet potato cubes in a steamer and steam for 7 minutes
  • Add in chopped kale and steam for a further 3-4 minutes
  • In a large bowl, add in cooked sweet potato and kale, then fold in sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, smoked sea salt flakes and shichimi pepper.
  • Arrange on a serving plate, season with a glug of extra virgin olive oil and serve
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